We know that there are dozens, if not hundreds of yacht charter specialists that offer the same yachts as us. So what sets us apart? We think it is our unique combination of longevity in the business, our creative and entrepreneurial spirit, our deep commitment to service, and our passion for what we do. Here’s the top ten reasons that we think that you should choose us as your charter specialist:
1. 35+ years of experience: Proven. Reliable. Resourceful. A long track record of delighted clients and references. And let’s face it, as in every business, sometimes, there are problems, even in paradise. We’ve probably encountered every issue that could arise and know how to handle it seamlessly. As one of our longstanding clients recently said, “I know that you can pull rabbits out of hats.”
2. 35+ years of financial responsibility: Above all else, you want to be assured that your finds are protected as well as to know who you are doing business with.
3. “Beyond the ordinary” customer service: Everyone claims to offer superb customer service. For us, customer service is proactive, anticipating your needs and fulfilling them before you have to ask. It’s about answering the questions that you don’t even know that you should be asking. It’s about listening to your wishes and surpassing your expectations. We are an independent yacht charter specialist. Many charter companies also manage and sell yachts and may have a vested interest in booking you on one of their “in-house” yachts. At Ocean Getaways, we search the entire fleet of charter yachts to recommend the ones that are ideally suited to you.
4. We are an independent yacht charter specialist: Many charter companies also manage and sell yachts and may have a vested interest in booking you on one of their "in-house" yachts. At Ocean Getaways, we search the entire fleet of charter yachts to recommend the ones that are ideally suited to you.
5. Our knowledge of the yachts, the crews, and the destinations: We travel the world to source the best yachts and crews, and we have sailed in most of the destinations that we recommend. Many yacht charter specialists attend international charter shows to inspect the fleet and evaluate crews. We take it a step farther - we specialize in group yacht charters, and we sail with these groups so we get to know the crews firsthand. Being in Florida with Ft. Lauderdale as the superyacht hub, we have numerous opportunities each month to view new charter yachts and crews.
6. We are key players in the international yacht charter industry: We are members and leaders of charter yacht broker associations where we share information with colleagues, comparing notes and client feedback. Our President, Trish Cronan, has been President of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association International (CYBA) for four years, has served on its Board of Directors for ten years, and is the founder of its Going Green committee. She is also a member of the American Yacht Brokers Association (AYCA) and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA).
7. We do more than just book your yacht: We are local experts so we can set up limousines, arrange ground transfers, make hotel recommendations, arrange spa appointments or have a masseuse onboard, offer travel insurance, hire musicians, plan parties, etc. We are a full-service charter yacht concierge.
8. We are here for you 24/7: We have no “office hours”. We work when you need us which in your hectic world may mean that the best time to talk with us is nights and weekends.
9. We are passionate about our work: We are consummate lovers of the ocean, avid sailors, and our hearts and souls have been nurtured by the unparalleled beauty of the world's oceans since we first discovered the Caribbean Sea in the late 1970s. The lure of sailing on a yacht in azure waters with gentle breezes is like a siren’s call to us. We are so fortunate our livelihood surrounds our passion.
10. We’re fun! It’s a vacation so let’s have fun planning it. Yes, we are dead serious when it comes to negotiating the best contract for you and handling funds, but beyond that we are still enthused every time we help someone cast off on a luxury yacht vacation.
So that’s the end of our chest puffing about ourselves. Give us a try and you decide.
The type of yacht you choose for your luxe yacht charter vacation will define your onboard experience. At Ocean Getaways, we’re seasoned experts in listening to your expectations and guiding you to the type of yacht that’s the perfect fit for you, your family and friends.